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Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA, United States
Official Website @GeorgiaStateU

Type: Public 4-Year, Research University
Annual Enrollment: 32,556

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OER LibGuide


Georgia State University (GSU) participates in Affordable Learning Georgia, a statewide initiative to encourage the creation and adoption of open textbooks and other affordable options. Through this program GSU has created a number of textbook alternatives for courses including Research Methods in Criminal Justice, English Composition I & II, Film Aesthetics, Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, Introduction to Information Systems, and more. In addition to grants offered through Affordable Learning Georgia, in 2016 GSU’s CETL Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning offered mini grants for instructors using open educational materials in their courses. The GSU Library assists instructors in locating open educational materials and using digital publishing platforms. Additionally, the GSU Library offers workshops about open educational materials, Creative Commons licenses, open access, open pedagogy, and other open practices.

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Getting Started with Open and Affordable Course Content

This booklet is a brief guide to getting started with open and affordable content and is meant to bring attention to the services of the library and of the Center for Teaching and Learning. The booklet is meant to be printed and is designed so that others can adapt it to their needs.

Resource Citation:
Georgia State Unviversity Library. (2019). Getting started with open and affordable course content.

Point of Contact

Denise Dimsdale
Education Librarian and Affordable Learning Georgia Library Coordinator, Department of Research Engagement